This picture is actually a composite of 8 pictures. I took them all with the 14-24/2.8 Nikkor and a 3.0 grade ND filter. The exposure times vary from 8 seconds up to a minute. I did some minor cheatoptimizations in Lightroom, though.
My opinion is not really formed by the (British) media - I'm more of the opinion that the IS is a huge problem that needs a permanent solution. And unfortunately that solution will probably mean that we need to apply more extreme measures.
On the other hand one of the biggest problems is the world's dependance on oil. If it wasn't for that, do you really believe the US and their allies would have intervened when Iraq invaded Kuwait? As soon as the world is not as dependent on oil anymore or if we can cover the world's oil needs out of non-islamic states that will be the end of this kind of problems. They want to go back to the middle ages? By all means, let them. Close off the borders, abort any diplomatic relations and let them ride off in the sunset on their camels for all that I care. My current car uses Diesel - bet you my next car in about 3 years will be a Tesla or something similar. I almost got one a year ago, but there weren't enough recharge stations in Switzerland at the time. This will probably change in the near future... And of course that's not enough, I will still cause oil to be used, but maybe one day we, as in "the civilized world", will be able to tell Saudi Arabia and similar countries to just keep their oil and see if they can drink it.
Sorry about my rant, I'll get back to photography now. Much better for my nerves ... :-)